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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
actually won that debate. that includes a group of political science students from san jose state who watched the debate together last night downtown. after it was all over, even some of the president's biggest supporters in the room, yeah, they had to admit, romney gets the slight edge. >> overall, romney from my perspective did a little bit better. he wasn't as specific as obama, but he set out to attack obama more. >> a political science professor from san jose state telling us, she thinks romney will get a nice bump in the polls from that debate. she adds whether that bumps come in the all-important swing states where the race is still very tight that, remains to be seen. >>> here's a question, historically how much impact do presidential debates have on an election when it's all said and done? we asked that question to a professor of political science at santa clara university. >> that's a good question. in 2004, john kerry won the first debate against president bush. and in 1984, reagan stumbled in the first debate against mondale and it didn't seem to hurt them very much. it wi
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
political science students who watched the debate in downtown san jose last night. after it was over, even some of the president's biggest supporters in that room felt that romney had a slight edge. >> overall romney in my perspective did a little bit better. he wasn't as specific as obama, but he set out to attack obama more. >> a political science professor from san jose state says she thinks romney will get a bump in the polls from this debate. coming up at 6:00, we'll take a look at some of those polls and what they're saying about each of the candidates' performance. for continuing coverage from the debate just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com. we have posted the transcripts of that full debate as well as analysis from political experts. >>> next up, the presidevice presidential candidates will square off on october 11th. >>> a deadly night on san jose streets as police investigate two separate homicides. the first one happened around 8:30 near south 2nd and san fernando street. police found a man unconscious on a sidewalk. he may have been involved in a fight. at this point it is no
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of political science students. the president's own staff tonight said romney won the debate when it came to style points gop the students there agree? >> for the most part, yes, they do agree. about 120 political sciences students came here to watch the debate along with some professors and some alumni. the general consensus was romney had a slight edge over the president in terms of his performance at the debate tonight. >> two rebuild america. >> more effective. more charismatic. >> i will lower taxes on middle income families. >> governor romney held his own. actually, i was surprised. >> reporter: after the debate was over, even some of the president's biggest supporters in the room felt that romney had won. >> romney did a great job in presenting himself in like a very positive way. even though, like, the answers that obama gave were very pro democratic, pro public education. >> overall, romney, from my perspective, did a little bit better. he wasn't as specific as obama, but he set out to attack obama more. >> this way it's his do or die moment. >> reporter: melinda jackson sa
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
night's debate and that includes a group of political science students from san jose state. they watched that debate together in downtown san jose last night. after it was over, even some of the president's biggest supporters, they were in that room and felt that romney did have a slight edge. >> overall romney, from my perspective, did a little bit better. he wasn't as specific as obama, but he set out to attack obama more. >> the so-called experts telling us romney might get a little bit of a bump in the polls from the debate, but whether that bump actually comes in the all-important swing states where the race is very, very close, that still remains to be seen. coming up at 6:30, we'll be talking about surprises from that debate, including topics that surprisingly did not come up with a political science professor. he'll be here to talk about that. >>> let us just warn you when you head out your front door, it's a little bit colder. a little chill in the air. >> hey, good morning to you. it's actually close to 60 degrees just about everywhere. owe you won't need that jacket this morni
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
closing the gab in what is called s.t.e.m., science, technology, engineering and math. >> it requires a lot of hard work. they are there on saturdays and on the weekends. >> through a program called a learn, we have a summer program where we serve 1600 students throughout santa clara. you are right. what you are seeing on the screen here are young people who show up every other saturday from 9:00 to 12:00 to take algebra. algebra one as eighth graders. i don't know what you were doing in eighth grade -- >> it wasn't algebra. >> these are people we least often hear about yet they exist. we want to reward them for that and prepare them for great opportunities in high school and further beyond in college. >> what i'm impressed with is you don't get them for the summer, then wish them luck and they are on their way. you track them. you don't let go of them. >> we have a great resource that we are doing a longitudinal study on the students. we hold it up through college. we want to show in five, six, ten years from now, how many of our students who participated in our summer progr
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, there is hope for an effective treatment. our report from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: for the first time ever, an experimental drug is showing great promise of slowing the alzheimer's disease. so the community is very excited about the results of this trial >> this is the first time we are seeing a slowing of the cognitive decline in patients with alzheimer's disease in this type of drug treatment. >> reporter: at first, the experimental drug seemed to fail as has every experimental drug to date. but when the manufacturer looked at it more closely, it found those with more mild disease had a less memory loss than those with the placebo, the 71-year-old retired expert still functions well. >> there are things that take a lot longer than they used to because i keep forgetting the order in which things have to be done. >> reporter: the results presented today combined studies with a total of 2,000 patients in the last two months. most scientists say it wouldn't be enough to reach the fda approval. but further studies show that it could help people wit
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
l.a. but there's one final mission. getting it from lax to the science museum. that's proven to be tricky. "endeavour" will make its way through the city on four self-propelled mobile transports. at the speed of a slow walk. construction workers are laying a carpet along streets to help protect underground pipeline, some, a century old. >> the seal distributes the weight across the street. protecting the infrastructure underneath the ground. >> "endeavour's" journey begins at midnight friday. officials hope to have the shuttle at the museum late saturday night. >> that's just perfect, what l.a. needs, more traffic delays. >> a big one. >>> 4:51 now. still ahead, ahead oakland, we'll let you know why it's prompting a warning from the city. >>> it's okay at the toll plaza. we'll give you the update. >>> a live look over san francisco. a cool calm night out there. clouds floating around. some more precip heading to our area. so brace yourself. it is 4:54. oakland city leaders warning business leaders this morning about occupy oakland. it became known for its violent clashes. today mar
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
s.t.e.avenue. m. >> science, technology, engineering, art and math. >> hey, do you do "gangnam style." >> what does that mean? >> gangnam sfooil? >> psy. the horse dance. >> the horse dance. >> you got it. >> like that. >> there we go. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. ♪ >> almost as good as david gregory. >> you name, it elmo can do it. >> there we go. >> that was fantastic. >> let's talk about -- did you read the "new york times." >> yeah, "new york times." there's an article that the word really is overused. >> really? >> really. >> really. >> a whole article devoted to, that really? >> really. >> it used to be kind of like that's surprising, but now it's that snarky really? >> really. >> really. >> it has been overused. by the writers and shows to make that kind of funny turn. it has been a little overused. what are some other -- i'm actually thinking of like, you know, like. >> like, and, you know, i'm a complete offender. >> seriously. >> serious ly. >> really? >> what words are overused? >> elmo loves overusing love. >> oh. >> you can't overuse that word. >> you can't overuse it too mu
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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
human is a science fiction staple, but it's entirely fictional. computers in the real world may be smart, but they're not intelligent. the same computer, for instance, capable of managing millions of netflix accounts still has a devil of a time recommending a movie that you would like. >> aa hachlt! >> scientists at silicon valley's vicarious systems are working on computers which mimic the human brain, starting with one of the most basic human abilities, the ability to see the world around you. dileep george is a long-time researcher in artificial intelligence. he's authored 22 patents and is co-founder of vicarious systems. just got millions of dollars in funding from facebook founder dustin moskovitz. thank you for being with us this morning. when is the right time to start artificial intelligence? because i think it's ten years from now when computers are better. do you follow my logic there? if you have an apple ii plus back in 1980 -- somebody help me. '81, let's say. you can say i'm going to write an artificial intelligence program that would look silly five years later. >>
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
new math and science teachers. and create 2 million more slots in our community colleges so that people can get trained for the jobs that are out there right now. and i want to make sure that we keep tuition low for our young people. when it comes to our tax code, governor romney and i both agree that our corporate tax rate is too high. so i want to lower it. particularly for manufacturing, taking it down to 25%. but i also want to close those loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. i want to provide tax breaks for companies that are investing here in the united states. on energy governor romney and i, we both agree that we've got to boost american energy production. and oil and natural gas production are higher than they've been in years. but i also believe that we've got to look at the energy sources of the future like wind and solar and biofuels and make those investments. so all of this is possible. now, in order for us to do it we do have to close our deficit. and one of the things i'm sure we'll be discussing tonight is how do we
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Oct 2, 2012 2:05am PDT
political science. >> all right. are you ready? >> question one. >> yes. >> which of the following is not a college mascot? "a," the fighting pickle? "b" -- >> keep going. keep going. >> banana slug, the leafy sea dragons or the trolls? >> go. >> the leafy thing. >> the leafy sea dragon. university of georgia school of the arts. while the trolls are from trinity college. question two. in the climactic scene in the film "rudy," what football team is notre dame playing when rudy finally gets in the game? university of southern california? georgia tech? university of michigan? or "d," university of tennessee? >> get it right. >> come on, you're on your own. >> michigan. >> not university of michigan. what do you think? >> georgia tech? >> georgia tech. okay. next question. listen up. on the periodic table of elements, the symbols "k" and "h" each stand for what? is it -- >> oh, oh! >> tennessee. >> natural resources. >> helium, carbon and mercury, potassium and hydrogen or krypton and hydrogen? >> potassium and hydrogen. >> it's potassium and hydrogen. all right. next question. >> che
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Oct 3, 2012 2:05am PDT
and since science isn't my strong suit, myrna gives me a more physical task. >> i'm going to have you follow wes's lead here and he's going to show you what we're looking at as we're trying to make sure we've got everything, nothing is settling on the bottom of the vat. >> is that what brokit up into this? >> that's what makes it firmer. >> can i touch it? >> when you cut it and it's really, really mushy. the more they cure it the firmer it's going to get. >> oh, my gosh. my arm hurts. i swear this job is the best arm workout. >> hooping involves scooping curds into cheesecloth, and spring sprinkling salt and rolling it all together. it's fast, furious and heavy. >> put it over the top and put your hand here. >> we pack the curds into wheels and add more salt. >> it's like playing in sand. >> pretty much. >> it's a preservative, a flavoring and also a way of bringing the moisture level down in the cheese. >> am i doing it right? >> we're in one of the caves where the bleu cheese ages and it takes about six months. >> you can kind of see the bleu starting to grow on the outside. what's
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
science, is the false sense of security. as we got through the difficult month of september and now we are fine. that is really helpful. until it turns bad, here is the bottom line, the problem with these patterns is that they help until they don't. they give you comfort until there is no reason for it. my advice, ignore the calendar, do the homework. a broken stock clock, write twice a day. bill, here is bill. >> cramer from ohio the football hall-of-fame. >> number two belongs but he never made a super bowl so go ahead. >> talking about mpc a company that is poised to take advantage of opportunity crews. >> what do you think? >> i agree. i think it is a terrific situation. they he don't understand about the balkin and the eagle firm. and mpc is a winner in that situation and not a loser. let's go to robyn in california. >> hi, jim. booyah i read that arising christmas shopping is expected this year. mattel or other kid oriented stocks, whether they rise during the holiday season and what you think they will do this year. >> the toy cohort did not have a good back to school season. ma
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Oct 10, 2012 2:05am PDT
. there's no science to this. that's beautiful. toss them in. okay. >> what's in here? >> toss it in here. we're doing this a pestle and mortar style, old school. >> cave man. >> cave man cuisine art. >> this weighs a ton. >> that goes right in. you got it. there you go. we're going to add some oil. now the one thing about this, guys, you need to cut them chunky or else they are not going to get crispy. >> we like them chunky. >> hoda likes her men that way too. >> i'm in her ball league. >> that's another story. if you don't have a pestle and mortar at home? >> who does? >> you can use a blender. i don't know one person who has one of these, i put a plant in that. >> on top, we're putting them in for about 450 degrees, 25 minutes. don't even think about them. >> smell them burning. >> a little charred is a good thing. we're going to make a dressing with tahini. >> i like tahini. >> what is it in everyone knows? >> hummus, give me some. >> i thought it was an island in the pacific. >> you see it all the time. >> it's made out of sesame seeds. peanut butter but with sesame seeds. real
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
against the wall, who faced a make or break debate. >> look, david, it's not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations that he has for himself. but, look, i think part of that was because as i said earlier we met a new mitt romney. we met a mitt romney that wanted to walk away from the central theory of his economic plan, which is his tax cut. i don't have a tax cut that's $4.8 trillion. i'm not going to cut taxes on the rich. i don't have a medicare voucher plan. i love teachers. and i think we need more of them. look, don't believe me. speaker gingrich was pretty eloquent running during the primaries and saying, mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. and if somebody says absolutely anything to get elected you have to wonder what they'll say when they are president of the united states. >> so, speaker, you did say he was fundamentally dishonest after debating him in the primaries. this is not a new attack against romney policy. >> no. and i think that the challenge for the obama people is pretty simple. the president of the uni
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
, these are based fully on science, innovation, products that have done something that no other product has done before. and we actually work it out with te dermatologists and chemists. we make sure these are legit. >> they've been scientifically tested and approved. >> completely. >> let's take a look at, starting first with the real weightless foundation from georgio armani, apparently five different oils instead of water or powder. >> and you know how foundation can feel thick and heavy, this one uses all the different oils which you think would be greasy, but they're really light oils, they evaporate on the skin, so you get the pure pigment. it's maestro foundation. >> amazing. >> those who suffer from r rosasia, there is no medical cure for this, but you did find this cream can be helpful. >> there's no cream over the counter for this. and what happens is there's too many blood cells underneath the surface of the skin and too reactive. so this aven cream, it's french. >> anti-redness. >> right. >> for chronic redness. it has a protein that reduces the blood cells under the skin and
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
to you in any way? >> there's a lot of emerging science. there's a percentage of americans that are trying gluten free to help them feel better, to help them achieve personal goals and you know, we hope that gluten free helps them get to where they want to go. >> it is a fad. there's no doubt the market research data shows that it's a fad. it's a $4.9 billion business. >> elizabeth sloan is one of the corrupt's leading experts on trends in the food industry. >> people believe that if they go do a gluten free diet, it's going to make them lose weight. there is no scientific evidence to show that's the case. >> everybody's doing it, everybody's talking about it, but it doesn't mean that it's good for everybody. >> dr. mark high man is the founder of the ultra medical center. >> is gluten healthy? >> gluten is not either healthy or unhealthy. it depends on whether your body is rejecting it. >> there's this sort of general feeling among people who don't know too much about it that giving up gluten is probably a good idea because it's going to make me healthier, true. >> if a food has a
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
from l.a.x. to the california science museum, an that's proving to be crickty. at the speed of a slow walk. construction workers are laying a carpet of steel plates along the streets to protect underground pipelines. >> the plates will only deflect 1/16th of an inch. >> the journey begins at midnight on friday. >>> the good news is it shouldn't be a real issue. there's no problems with traffic in l.a. coming up, jimmy fallon in the zone. and we have to say, the kid nailed it. we'll have more coming up for you. >>> finally late night talk show host jimmy fallon displayed a little bit of humor. this featured mitt romney as mr. romney's neighborhood. president obama was demoted to a part-time mailman. >> money is sort of like paper you can use to buy things you want. like toys and yachts. you may wonder, where does money come from it comes for a magical place called our parents. now fal lon, the kid knows how to bring fun any. >> and his hair is great, too. it looks just like mr. rogerses. well done. join us tonight. have a great day everybody. >> that's what makes the show so good.
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
-- political science professor jim cottrell joins us. thanks for getting up early with us. jim, a lot going on last night. romney was the aggressor, president obama doing a little rope-a-dope there. in your mind what kind of grade would you give these candidates. >> i'd have to say romney probably felt like he earned an "a." he seemed confident and assertive. one of the key things is he wanted to reassure voters he understood their problems and he from the outset from his initial statement, i think he did a pretty good job of suggesting that. he cared about jobs and the economy and probably passed the test of reassuring voters that he did understand the problems that we're facing. >> and now we are, what, 12 days away until the next debate. professor, what do the two candidates need to do between now and that next date on the 16th? >> well, i think obama needs to become a little bit more assertive, a little bit more aggressive. as the front runner, i believe he felt like he could just sort of coast a little bit and as the front runner not make any mistakes and perhaps maybe romney wou
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Oct 6, 2012 3:00am PDT
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Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, especially boys. a report from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: jenna, like many moms, worries about producting her young kids from chemical contamination. especially the effects of the the chemical, bpa, found in plastics. >> i'm avoiding plastic in general. we try to drink out of glass. all of our water bottles, we take away with us, are reuseable. they're glass or metal. >> reporter: a new study suggests that moms may be passing along effects of bpa to their kids. in a study of 500 pregnant women, those with the highest levels of bpa have lower thyroid levels. and so did their infant sons. why only boys? scientists aren't sure. but they see the same thing in animal studies. thyroid hormones help control many systems in the body and can affect childhood development. >> if bpa is affecting the levels during pregnancy, this could be affecting the learning, memory and behavior of children later in life. >> reporter: bpa is part of many widely used plastic products. including can liners in certain bottles. most americans have trace amounts in their body.
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
: cal state east bay political science professor david baggin says with democratic dominant california pretty much in the bag, the president's really here for one purpose. >> we're a wealthy state. we're the biggest donor state. we're the state that both sides, even though we're a heavily democratic state, both sides are going to come out and take advantage of that silicon valley money, hollywood money, that california gold. >> reporter: sharon hoffman is one of the handful of folks who paid top dollar to chat with the president in an intimate setting. and she is thrilled. >> it's a roundtable that is actually taking place apparently at a square table where he is going to talk and answer questions for approximately an hour about anything that the folks there want to talk about. so i'm really excited. it's a real treat and a privilege and really an honor. >> reporter: again, we understand that event is expected to last for about an hour. you can see the secret service continues to be on stand by here. now from here the president will travel about six blocks up to the bill gra
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Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
their shots may have been contaminated. a report from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: about a million people receive steroid shots in the spine for back pain every year. several hundred patients are now receiving phone calls like this one -- >> this is cindy checking on our patients that had epidural steroid injections. need to know if everything's okay. >> reporter: health officials are now investigating 26 cases of severe meningitis in five states including four deaths. officials are trying to track down hundreds of other people in 23 states who got the injections and might be at risk. nbc news has learned health officials believe the outbreak originated at the new england compounding center near boston. the company is recalling hundreds of doses of a steroid compound it made for those lumbar injections believed to be contaminated with a fungus. >> one of the striking early features of this outbreak -- remember, we're still gathering data -- is that many of these patients are certainly middle-aged, they have back problems, but they're otherwise pretty h
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
nolan, reporting live at the california science center. >> if you miss it, you can always go see it at the museum. >> we saw it fly by here a couple weeks ago. and it was a beautiful day today. let's check in with jeff ranieri. >> scanning the sky, getting the best pictures. cloud cover we had developing and look at the fall colors out across the bay area. thank you so much for that picture and for sharing this today. go to our website or twitter if you want to send us the pictures. otherwise, low 70s in the north bay. 69 in san francisco. the warmest temperature today was gilroy at 80. 75 in livermore and 73 in concord. overall right now, what you're noticing across all of california is temperatures are dropping even in the desert. 85 in palm springs and 60s from monterey to san francisco with low 60s right now. 65 in sunnyvale and 65 in gilroy. so temperatures definitely feeling autumn like here. when you think about where we were this time last week, we were 30 to 40 degrees colder at this hour. we did have those upper 90s and low 100s. let's go live outside. you can see the clou
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
of sciences says he and fellow researcher robert leftcowiltz made groundbreaking discoveries on proteins that allows the body's cells to respond to signals from outside. >> it is our pleasure to be joined by brian kobilka. a big-time congratulations. >> thank you, thank you. >> can you put it in layman's terms, professor, what exactly do you do? so we can understand on a level so we can be even more impressed. >> okay. this is always a tough one. my research is on a large family of proteins that sit on the surface of cells, the membrane of cells. they recognize various hormones and neuro transmitters. i guess the simplest example is a beta receptor on a heart cell will respond to the hormone adrenaline by increasing the strength of contraction or the rate of contraction. so it transmits these receptors. these receptors transmit this across cell membrane. >> what does that allow you to do? >> well, because these receptors regulate so many functions in the body, they're very important targets for a number of drugs. for a broad spectrum of diseases including different neuro psychia
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